IPM was founded in 2014 with the aim of implementing automatic monitoring of pollutants in the environment that can replace the current demanding measurement techniques. The idea arose from the global need for real-time continuous measurements of pollutants in water and soil. At present, pollutants are detected by expensive samples on site by well-trained staff and analyses in an accredited laboratory. This method only provides snapshots of the pollutant level in the site. IPM develops an innovative sensor application to continuously detect the pollutant level in the given environment.
As a spin-out company from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), IPM was chosen to participate in the Stardust DTU program for innovative startup companies. The development of the product takes place at DTU Nanotech and DTU Danchip that have state-of-the-art micro- and nanofabrication facilities.